Sunday, 29 September 2013

Happy Anniversary My Love...

Hello Friends

Today xxxx number of years ago Mr Hettie and I were married on a beautiful sunny day.  So I thought today I would share the card I have made for Mr Hettie to mark the Special Day.....

This really is a heavy weight card on which I have used a plethora of stamps including Artistic Outpost, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz as well as my favourite honeycomb stencil with some Sweet Poppy embossing paste (NBUS - in copper anyway).

This is not an ordinary folded card.  I had already made the panel and laid all the elements I wanted included but knew that an ordinary square card would possibly not hold the weight (and anyone who knows us will know we are anything but square!).  So I went on to Splitcoast Stampers to see if there was any other design that might still stand and came across a tri fold shutter design.  As usual I had to put the "Hettie Spin" on it and change the sizes but this is what came about.


On the original design the back closes but as I used a 12x12 sheet, mine didn't but to be honest I like this as it leads the recipient to look inside at the message (I wrote it after I took photographs!)


Here is the back opened up.  The red ribbon (a Snippet) is only there to hold the card together to make it easier to put it in the envelope and get it out.  


 










Some close ups for you to see the details.  Inks used were Archival and DI in Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogony, some gold embossing powder and "Stuff" from my collection.
And here it is standing up in the bay window.  The papers used were Papermania Elegance which I have had for ever and the little stamped pieces were all from white cardstock from my Snippets drawer.  So I shall be taking this along to the Snippets Playground

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

18 comments:

Bonnie said...

What an amazing card! Happy anniversary!

Kate said...

A stunner of a card, Sam. I love all the little bits and bobs. So much fabulous ephemera looking pieces. Great collaging. Love it! Happy, Happy Anniversary!
Kate

Diane said...

Amazing Anniversary design, lots of memories made a fun collage.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! and what a card its amazing Sam love it !! huggles Sue xxx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Ooooh,how beautiful-gorgeous card-what a work of art :)
Im sure Mr Hettie loved it!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xxx

Di said...

Super card my little friend - so much beautiful detail. LOVE the card style you used too.

Happy Anniversary!

Hugs to both you and Mr Hettie

Di
xx

Belinda Basson said...

Congrats to you two and a fabulous card to celebrate!

Irene said...

What an amazing card Sam, it's beautiful.
luv
irene
xxxx

Karen Petitt said...

Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Hettie! Now that is an awesome creation, lovely every little thing about it, gorgeous x

lisa said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mr Hettie. I hope you've had a really special day. What a work of art your card is, so much detail and I love how it folds. I bet this doesn't get put away after a week!!
Autumn seeems to be popular for weddings, it's our anniversay next week too.
Hugs Lisax

butterfly said...

Absolutely magnificent - what a wonderful card! I love that you had to go and find a whole new card structure in order to support the weight of it...

All the elements are beautifully arranged - I love the vintage chocolate label, and the fabulous tag with its metal accents... Congratulations on your anniversary too!
Alison xx

scrappymo! said...

Happy Anniversary to you and to Mr Hettie. I bet he loved this card. I think the design is amazing!

I love this fold and the way you did the stripes to show on the side pannels!

There are so many wonder embellies and details...he must have had fun looking it all over.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, that is a simply wonderful card! Love all the colour and depth you have created.

kay said...

Its awesome,happy anniversary x

Elizabeth said...

Stunning! So many elements to look at, colour and layers - a truly fabulous card. Elizabeth xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Happy Anniversary!

There is so much to look at on the card, it's amazing Sam. Bet Mr Hettie loved it too. You are so clever.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Sam! I'm must be losing my mind coz I could have sworn I left my greeting here a couple of days ago. I must have been called away. Does that ever happen to you when you are on someone's page to leave a comment? Then you come back two hours later and your Mister has been on and closed your windows ...

I absolutely am gobsmacked by your brilliant and meaningful card for your Mister! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

This is so amazingly detailed & beautiful. It is so obvious that you put a lot of love and thought into this beautiful gift for your DH, and I'm sure he will keep as a treasured keepsake. Love that fold too. Great card, and thanks for sharing your art & special day. Hope that it was just a wonderful day spent in York. Hugs